Hurricane Ian Damages Magic Kingdom System

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Magic Kingdom has officially reopened to Disney Park Guests.

Walt Disney World Resort announced on Thursday that each of the Disney Parks– including Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom–, as well as Disney Springs, would be reopening in phases starting on Friday.

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As you can imagine, Guests who had hunkered down at Disney World Resorts for the last couple of days breathed a sigh of relief and were excited to be able to get out and get back in the Parks.

As they made their way into Magic Kingdom this morning, however, they noticed something was different.

According to one Guest, the music was nonexistent. As you made your way into the Disney Park, the typical festive and themed music, depending on where you are in the Park, was gone. After asking a Disney Cast Member, the Guest reported that Hurricane Ian had taken out the music system, leaving the Park quiet.

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Luckily, Disney Cast Members have been hard at work, and we are happy to report that this music system is back up and running as of now.

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For the most part, it seems that Disney received minimal damage during the storm. Disney’s Contemporary Resort suffered minor damage as a result of Hurricane Ian, and there have been isolated areas in which flooding has occurred, but compared to many other areas in Central Florida, it seems that Walt Disney World Resort remained relatively unscathed. However, as Guests make their way back into the Parks, we’ll begin to have a better idea of any attractions that may have suffered damage during the storm.

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Magic Kingdom is known for its iconic and beloved attractions. While visiting, you can enjoy rides like Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain (while it’s still open), Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, “it’s a small world”, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, and many more.

Can you imagine walking into Magic Kingdom with no music? 

Visit the official Disney website to plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s water parks, four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district! Or, how about a trip to Disneyland Resort to experience the Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure and the iconic attractions at Disneyland Park?

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